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 for Profile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profile \Pro"file\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Profiled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Profiling] [Cf. F. profiler, It. profilare. See
     Profile, n.]
     1. to draw the outline of; to draw in profile, as an
        architectural member.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mech.) To shape the outline of an object by passing a
        cutter around it.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Profiling machine, a jigging machine.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profile \Pro"file\, n. [It. profilo, fr. L. pro before + filum a
     thread, an outline, shape: cf. F. profil. See File arow,
     and cf. Purfle, Purl, a fringe.]
     1. An outline, or contour; as, the profile of an apple.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Paint & Sculp.) A human head represented sidewise, or in
        a side view; the side face or half face.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3.
        (a) (Arch.) A section of any member, made at right angles
            with its main lines, showing the exact shape of
            moldings and the like.
        (b) (Civil Engin.) A drawing exhibiting a vertical section
            of the ground along a surveyed line, or graded work,
            as of a railway, showing elevations, depressions,
            grades, etc.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  profile
      n 1: an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the
           extent to which something exhibits various characteristics;
           "a biochemical profile of blood"; "a psychological profile
           of serial killers"
      2: an outline of something (especially a human face as seen from
         one side)
      3: biographical sketch
      4: degree of exposure to public notice; "that candidate does not
         have sufficient visibility to win an election" [syn:
         visibility, profile]
      5: a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different
         horizons or layers
      v 1: write about; "The author of this article profiles a famous
           painter"
      2: represent in profile, by drawing or painting

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "profile":
     Clio, Muse of history, adventures, analysis, annals, autobiography,
     bank, beam, biographical sketch, biography, blueprint, border,
     broad lines, broadside, brouillon, cameo, cartoon, case history,
     catalog, cataloging, character, character sketch, characterization,
     chart, cheek, chop, chronicle, chronicles, chronology, coast,
     confessions, configuration, contour, copy, curriculum vitae,
     delineate, delineation, depiction, describe, description, design,
     details, diagram, diary, draft, draw, drawing, ebauche, elevation,
     esquisse, evocation, examination, experiences, features,
     figuration, figure, flank, fortunes, framework, galbe, gestalt,
     graph, graphic account, ground plan, hagiography, hagiology, hand,
     handedness, haunch, head, hip, historiography, history, house plan,
     ichnography, image, imagery, impression, itemization, journal,
     jowl, laterality, legend, life, life and letters, life story, limn,
     limning, line, lineaments, lineation, lines, list, main features,
     many-sidedness, martyrology, memoir, memoirs, memorabilia,
     memorial, memorials, miniature, multilaterality, necrology,
     obituary, outline, particularization, pattern, photobiography,
     photograph, picture, planking, plot, portrait, portraiture,
     portrayal, projection, quarter, record, relief, rendering,
     rendition, representation, resume, rough, shapes, shore, side,
     siding, silhouette, skeleton, sketch, specification, statistics,
     story, study, survey, table, temple, theory of history, tournure,
     unilaterality, vignette, vivid description, word painting,
     working drawing
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  profile
   n.
  
      1. A control file for a program, esp. a text file automatically read from
      each user's home directory and intended to be easily modified by the user
      in order to customize the program's behavior. Used to avoid hardcoded
      choices (see also dot file, rc file).
  
      2. [techspeak] A report on the amounts of time spent in each routine of a
      program, used to find and tune away the hot spots in it. This sense is
      often verbed. Some profiling modes report units other than time (such as
      call counts) and/or report at granularities other than per-routine, but the
      idea is similar. 3.[techspeak] A subset of a standard used for a particular
      purpose. This sense confuses hackers who wander into the weird world of ISO
      standards no end!
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  PROFILE
  
     Simple language for matching and scoring data.  "User's Manual
     for the PROFILE System", Cambridge Computer Assoc (May 1974).
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  profile
  
     1. A control file for a program, especially a text file
     automatically read from each user's home directory and
     intended to be easily modified by the user in order to
     customise the program's behaviour.  Used to avoid hard-coded
     choices (see also dot file, rc file).
  
     2. A report on the amounts of time spent in each routine of a
     program, used to find and tune away the hot spots in it.
     This sense is often verbed.  Some profiling modes report units
     other than time (such as call counts) and/or report at
     granularities other than per-routine, but the idea is similar.
  

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